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The 7 best camping chairs you can buy in 2022 (according to outdoorsy folks)

Seven types of camping chairs, from padded bucket chairs to mesh "no-sag" seats to a super-light option for hiking.
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Camping chairs designed to withstand lots of lounging and B.C.'s wet weather.

It's that time of year again (furiously refreshing the B.C. Parks website to try to get a campsite reservation). With that comes a run on camping gear: tents, lanterns, backpacks and, of course, camping chairs that have to fill in as a couch, dining chair, lounger and napping spot.

Material: For B.C., quick-drying materials are key because a sprinkle or downpour is always possible.

Weight: Depending on how the chairs are transported (hiking into a spot or driving right to it?), the weight, dimensions, packability and storage will all be considered.

Quality and price: Camping equipment should not be flimsy and is an investment. Depending on the frequency of usage and scarcity of products, it's important to measure if the quality matches the price.

For more camping essentials, check out Endorsed's Amazon Storefront for a selection of ready-to-ship picks.

OneTigris Camping Backpacking Chair

OneTigris camping chair

Who it's ideal for: Anyone who wants a lightweight outdoor chair that can be packed for hikes, BBQs, fishing trips and picnics.

Why we're endorsing it: Scoop chair design, alloy frame, easy too assemble and disassemble, excellent user reviews. Comes in multiple colours and patterns.

Where it could use improvements: Some assembly required.

Size/weight/dimensions: Weight capacity of up to 350 lb; chair weighs 2.4 lb.

Price: $$69.95 on Amazon

Woods Strathcona Bucket Chair

Woods Strathcona chair

Who it's ideal for: Those looking for comfort will love this padded bucket chair that feels like a comfy couch.

Why we're endorsing it: Size, material (power coated steel frame), design and tested explicitly for Canadian elements.

Where it could use improvements: Does not recline.

Size/weight/dimensions: Weight capacity of up to 300 lb.

Price: $99.99 at Canadian Tire

REI Co-op Camp Extra Chair

REI Co-op Camp Extra Chair

Who it's ideal for: Anyone looking for a high-quality but affordable chair they don't need immediately.

Why we're endorsing it: The x-shape webbing helps distribute weight, and the frame is powder-coated, side stash pocket and drink holders.

Where it could use improvements: Prices are in USD; REI is a co-op, but shoppers can bypass a membership and check out as a guest. Shipping times are currently delayed.

Size/weight/dimensions: Weight capacity of up to 400 lb.

Price: $48.89 at REI

Kijaro Chair

Kijaro Chair

Who it's ideal for: Anyone who wants a sturdy seat that keeps cool.

Why we're endorsing it: This chair has a mesh back (great for catching a breeze on a warm day) and a "no-sag" seat that won't buckle under the butt. It folds up and has a carrying strap and two cup holders.

Where it could use improvements: It does not recline or have a headrest.  

Size/weight/dimensions: Weight capacity up to 300 lb.

Price: $65.11 at Amazon

Yeti Trailhead Camp Chair

Yeti Trailhead

Who it's ideal for: An outdoors person who wants the Cadillac of camping chairs.

Why we're endorsing it: This chair gets high praise from reviewers, particularly as it is comfortable for taller people. It has a Flexgrid Fabric that contours to the body's shape, relieving pressure and providing maximum support.

Where it could use improvements: This is the priciest option.

Size/weight/dimensions: Weight capacity up to 500 lb.

Price: $400 at Atmosphere

Helinox Chair One Camp

Helinox chair

Who it's ideal for: Anyone looking for a lightweight, compact chair that packs up to the size of a newspaper.

Why we're endorsing it: Hikers and cyclists love this chair. It is fabricated with aluminum poles and, at less than two pounds, it's light enough to tote around. Users also note that it's easy to pack and unpack on the go and exceptionally comfortable.

Where it could use improvements: There are no armrests, and this is more of a bucket style, so it comes down to preference.

Size/weight/dimensions: Weight capacity of 320 lbs.

Price: $159.99 at Atmosphere.

Coleman Camping Chair

Coleman red chair

Who it's ideal for: Anyone looking for a brand name, reliable and highly-rated chair at an economical price.

Why we're endorsing it: Coleman is a big name in camping gear, and this chair has all the outdoor basics (cooler can holder, adjustable arms, carrying case) but is lightweight and costs under $100.

Where it could use improvements: There's no head support.

Size/weight/dimensions: Weight capacity of 325 lbs.

Price: $58.21 at Amazon


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